Sunday, September 13, 2009

There's no avoiding it

About 5 or 6 months ago I started spending a little too much time obsessing about turning 40. I’m ashamed to say that I was worrying about things like wrinkles, and grey hair. I was worrying about gaining weight and not feeling young any longer. With all my other birthdays I got a little older, but on my 40th I figured I would just be OLD!

Well, what a dummy I was! 40 is fine! I didn’t wake up on my birthday to find that my hair was all grey. My skin didn’t shrivel up and my butt actually shrank a little this year. 40 is not old! I am still in control of a few things…my weight, my hair color, and mostly my attitude.

Just another life lesson I’ve learned the hard way. Life is short, dwelling on the negative is not going to help one bit!!

And by the way, the best medicine for facing a dreaded birthday is this…
Doing something fun with people you love!

These are two of my longest and dearest friends. We all turned 40 this year so who better to celebrate with?!

And stay tuned to find out what other special thing I did for my birthday. Pictures to follow!!


P.S. I'll be resuming
Toot Your Horn Tuesday tomorrow!!
So please come back and play along!

5 comments:

He & Me + 3 said...

Happy Birthday Leah! YOu are gorgeous and do not look 40 at all. More like 27:) Love that shirt!

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Wow!!! I think that you are a SMASHIN 40 year old!!! You look amazing and so do your girlfriends...I think I agree with my husband these days...all the ladies keep getting prettier after kids....;) You are one of them! Birthday Wishes!

Sue said...

Happy 40th! I remember it well... sort of... oh ya... I remember it well! lol

It really isn't "that" old but do beware that some things will change now... like your eyesight... I just had to get my first pair of bifocals at 45 this year... NOW I feel old - lol

Blessings to you & your BFF's on turning 40. Life is just beginning for you ;-)

Mrs.X said...

Happy Birthday!!! It looks like you had a wonderul time!!!

Beth E. said...

Happy birthday! Turning 40...no problems! Turning 50? Well, that's a whole 'nother story. *sigh*

Looking forward to hearing about your birthday celebration.